It's Official! CRCB has bought Boston Lodge

Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind is delighted to announce the charity is now the proud legal owner of the entire site at 33-35 Earlsdon Avenue South, including the former care home Boston Lodge. 

Boston Lodge with a banner asking for financial help

Formal completion of the purchase took place on 24 August 2018.  Hugh Sorrill, General Manager, extended a heartfelt thank you to the many Earlsdon residents and organisations who have given such fantastic support over a complicated three year journey. 

Hugh said: “Our founding trustees Rosie Brady and especially Tricia Griffiths, who has put so much work in bringing us to this point, are delighted, as we are all, that the future of the charity has been secured. We have come a long way in just eight years. But we could not have got this far without so many local people and of course our volunteers helping us, and we are extremely grateful to every single one of them.”

He continued: “These are exciting times for us. We won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in June and with this development, we will be able to help even more people. After some initial refurbishment, we will be able to expand and develop our activities with more space and provide a greater range of much needed community-based services for visually impaired people across Coventry.”

Plans for the redevelopment include a new entrance and reception area linking the two buildings and a courtyard community café overlooking over the rear garden. 

Hugh said: “The community café will be open to everyone and we hope a lot of people will be able to enjoy the new spaces we create, most of which will be available for use by the local community as well.” 

If you are interested in helping out at the Resource Centre in any way, please call 024 7671 7522 and speak to Rosie, Tricia or Hugh or email: admin@crcb.org.uk.